After analyzing the raw fractinal and final times of the 4 preps just completed California Chrome looks about 11 lengths superior. Cut that down all you want to account for the difference between Santa Anita and Fair Grounds/Aqueduct ( no difference for Gulfstream ), and CC still wins.Visually he stands alone. He kicks clear. The fact that he can do that from his high cruising speed is imposing, to say the least. Distance ? All of them will be staring at that 660 extra feet. The only thing that beats CC at Louisville is the trip. If they ever wise up and cut that maximum field size to 14 then we won't have such a big risk of a bad trip compromising a reaaly good horse. 'nuff said.
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